Beyond THE FUTURE: Loving Day 2010
While rates of mixed-race marriages continue to rise in the U.S., it’s encouraging to also discover more resources devoted to supporting mixed-race couples and their children. MixedAndHappy.com is one of my favorite newest resources that features more than 5,000 Facebook fans, zillions of photos of beautiful couples and their families, and current stories of the struggles and concerns so many people of various racial and cultural backgrounds do indeed face as they strive to strengthen their most important relationships.
One item in this article that struck me as very sad is the story of the couple who married in the 1960s, faced blatant and often threatening discrimination, and chose not to have children because of what their children might be forced to endure. In addition to the Lovings, I’ll always be grateful to another brave mixed-race couple—my mother-in-law and late father-in-law—who married in April 1964 and became parents to my husband in May 1965. I can’t imagine my life without him or our children.
Happy Loving Day, all!
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